Dropbox will finally release macOS app with a fix for online-only files

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When Apple released macOS 12.3 Monterey earlier this year, some deprecated kernel extensions removed select features from apps like Dropbox and OneDrive. For example, Dropbox users can’t open online-only files in their dedicated app. That’s a problem, but a solution is finally on the way.

This week we got good news and bad news about Dropbox’s macOS compatibility. A company representative shared an update on the situation on the Dropbox forum, saying that a public beta of the new Mac desktop app with full support for macOS Monterey is on the way. Here is part of the statement:

“A public beta for full macOS support will be available in early Q4. For now, you can still double-click to open files in Finder. Everything else works as usual.”

So what’s the bad news? Well, it looks like the Dropbox beta app isn’t out yet and won’t be out until sometime in Q4. While this may not be a big deal for all Dropbox users, for many it’s too little too late. Considering that macOS 12.3 arrived in March, we’ve waited nearly six months for a fix and it’s still not here.

For what it’s worth, this isn’t the first major issue between the two. In January, Dropbox released a beta app compatible with Apple’s native silicon, which came later than many wanted. Either way, this is good news for Dropbox users struggling to use many features in the latest version of macOS.

via Mac Rumors